"Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score."

  • "(which are) cast by those with less than 15 reputation" is a reduced passive relative clause. – Greg Lee May 21 '17 at 15:43
  • It's similar to: "Opinions contributed by people who have less than 15 points are kept track of." – aparente001 May 22 '17 at 3:53

Votes "cast by" simply means the votes from or votes given by, in this case, "those with less than 15 reputation". Possibly originates from ancient Greece - "the Ancient Greeks used pebbles to cast their votes – apparently depositing a small stone into one of two urns to mark their choice. After the vote had taken place, the contents of the urns were emptied and counted" http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/05/vocabulary-voting-election-etymology/

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